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DSWD conducts information campaign against child pornography and online sexual exploitation of children to Elementary and High school Students

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 7 through the Recovery and Reintegration Program for Trafficked Persons (RRPTP) in coordination with the Social Marketing Unit recently conducts an information campaign to prevent child pornography and online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) to students of Pilipog Elementary School, Cordova National High School, Cordova Central School and Day-as Elementary School in Cordova, Cebu. This information campaign is a two-day activity in which two schools were visited per day in order for the speakers to explain thoroughly the topics to the students.

Students from Pilipog Elementary School watch the short movie entitled Red Leaves Falling.

The information campaign of DSWD-7 which was attended by around 300 students from the four schools aims to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation of children. The activity focused on the discussion about online safety tips and online sexual exploitation of children and the things the students should do if someone would ask them to perform some pornographic activity. In order for the students to really understand OSEC, the facilitators let the participants from four different schools watched the short movie entitled Red Leaves Falling.

The movie tells the story of many young girls who are trafficked everyday due to poverty. Men and women go into remote towns and villages promising good jobs to poor families, who unsuspectingly sell their daughters into prostitution. After watching the movie, students reactions were varied. There were those who cried because they empathized with the character. The staff also asked some questions after the movie viewing and every student who answered the question received a prize like pen, notebook, and fan.

The principals from the four schools were overjoyed that DSWD conducted this kind of activity for their students to be aware of OSEC and child pornography because they know that sexual exploitation and children abuse are happening in their place. They also wish that the Department will continue the conduct of this information campaign and advocacy efforts. ###


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ERPAT strengthen fathers’ support group, to form federation

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-7’s partner stakeholder, National Auxiliary Chaplaincy Philippines (NACPHIL) Inc. through its assistant regional director, Mr. Kevin Rodriguez who is also one of the ERPAT regional organization officers discussed about the Empowerment Reaffirmation of Paternal Abilities and Trainings (ERPAT) and its objectives.

ERPAT regional officer Mr. Kevin Rodriguez (left) explains the objectives of the organization during the Kapihan sa PIA Cebu.

“The ERPAT program aims to educate fathers about their roles in the family. Once fathers know their roles at home, they will learn to appreciate God’s purpose in creating man,” Mr. Rodriguez explained the objective of ERPAT.

He also stressed that ERPAT gives importance and emphasis in the development and enrichment of Knowledge, attitude and skills of a father in preparing his parental roles and obligations.

Mr. Rodriguez added that ERPAT also serves as one of the interventions of the parent effectiveness services because it uses the significant roles of fathers in all aspects of child rearing.

The ERPAT association in region 7 has already started conducting trainings in the barangays to strengthen the organization of male parents.

According to Rodriguez, there are many women organizations but he rarely sees organization formed on husbands or fathers.

In addition, Rodriguez said they will be coordinating with male-oriented groups, like habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) drivers to organize ERPAT organizations in the different municipalities in the region.

As one of the regional officers, Rodriguez pushes for the formation and strengthening of the ERPAT organizations and later form these organizations into a federation.

“With God’s grace, we would be able to organize municipal ERPAT organizations in Central Visayas. Once we have established ERPAT in all municipalities, we can then form a federation of all the fathers’ groups,” Rodriguez said.

“We have enhanced the program manual to strengthen the husbands’ participation in the practice of gender equality and improve their parenting performance. The enhanced manual consists of nine modules including Understanding Myself as a Person, Accepting Your Role as a Father, Becoming Your Wife’s Best Friend, Fathers as Child Caregivers, and Promoting Family Spirituality, among others”, shared DSWD-7 Social Welfare and Development officer III and Family focal person. ###


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DSWD 7 to start Listahanan 3

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 will start its Listahanan 3rd round of household assessment this October 2019.

More than 1 million households across region 7 will be assessed by the team of DSWD field staff from Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces. This includes the more than 200,000 Pantawid beneficiaries that needs to be reassessed.

OIC-PPD Chief Ferdinand D. Armecin, Planning Officer III Anthony Arsenal and the NHTS 7 team together with the field staff of Bohol province during the L3 training in Baclayon, Bohol.

Listahanan 7 hired 1,484 Enumerators, 277 Area Supervisors and 50 Area Coordinators across region 7. These field staff went through a week-long intensive training to capacitate them with the knowledge and skills needed to do the house-to-house assessment well.

Earlier, a series of orientations with the Local Government Units (LGUs) and DSWD’s City and Municipal Action Team (CMAT) leaders were held in the provinces to inform them of the L3 activities and to encourage them to support the L3 assessment.

Listahanan 7 head, Mr. Hillton John V. Edrial urged the field staff to prepare themselves for doing the household assessment entails a lot of challenges.  Moreover, they must ensure that correct information are gathered because it has a significant impact in coming up with quality Listahanan data.

Listahanan or National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are. The data generated will be shared to government or private institutions as basis for social protection programs beneficiaries. The data needs to be updated every four years as mandated in the Executive Order 867. ###


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4Ps Model Families Recognized

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) model families from all over the country including the Garay Family of Jagna, Bohol and Elardo Family of Badian, Cebu were recognized during the Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day celebration held at SM North EDSA Sky Dome in Quezon City on September 29, 2019.

The event is also a homecoming of the six national winners of the Search of Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya from 2012 to 2018.

Vicente and Marissa Garay together with their children receive the plaque of recognition from DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista and representatives from various national government agencies who are part of the Pantawid Pamilya National Advisory Council (NAC).

The family of Vicente and Marissa Garay was the national winner in 2016. The Garay couple is pleased that they have two college degree holders who are now gainfully employed.

Nalipay ko nga na-invite mi balik ug naka-apil ani nga event kay dili tanang 4Ps beneficiaries mahatagan higayon maka-ari sa Metro Manila (I am happy that we were invited again to join the event because not all 4Ps beneficiaries were given the chance to come to Metro Manila),” said Marissa.

Pagkadaog sa among pamilya niadtong 2016, daghang oportunidad ang niabot sa among pamilya ug usa na niana ang mahatagan og higayon nga mamahimong Barangay Kagawad. Ang pagsalig sa akong mga kabarangay naghatag nako og kusog nga padayon nga motabang sa uban (When our family won in 2016, we received a lot of opportunities and one of those is to be given the chance to become a Barangay Councilor. The vote of confidence from the people in the community has given me strength to continue to serve others),” added Marissa.

Aside from the past national winners, the 2019 Regional Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya winners from 14 regions were also recognized.

The family of Francisco and Marilou Elardo is the Central Visayas region representative.

Nindot kini nga aktibidad nga gipahigayon sa DSWD kay napa-ambit nato sa uban ang mga nagkalain-laing estorya sa mga Pantawid beneficiaries. Estorya sa pagkugi ug paglambo nga pwede sundon sa uban mga pamilya nga naapil sa Pantawid (This is a nice activity of DSWD because it enables us to share to others the different stories of Pantawid beneficiaries. Stories of determination and success that could inspire other families who are part of Pantawid),” said Francisco.

The National Family Day carried the theme, “Pamilyang Pilipino: Taas-noo sa buong mundo,” which recognizes the dignity and significance of the daily strive of family-beneficiaries against poverty. The theme, likewise, reflects the family-beneficiaries’ willingness to end poverty within their households and achieve the kind of development they collectively want according to their principles.

The Elardo family proudly shows their plaque of recognition during the 2019 Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day. From left to right: Reese, Marilou, Francisco and Christian.

Since 2012, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the event, has been recognizing family-beneficiaries of 4Ps who are able to comply with program conditionalities, sustain family togetherness and become active citizens of their communities despite the challenges brought about by poverty.

These households have actively contributed to the development of their fellow beneficiaries and to their communities. Some of them have served as resource persons during conferences where they shared their experiences as program beneficiaries, while others have led successful community projects. ###


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DSWD-7 kicks off orientation on SWDI Assessment to hired enumerators

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) field office-7 through its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Regional Program Management Office and Convergence Office recently conducted an orientation to the enumerators in Bohol on the region-wide Social Welfare and Development Indicator (SWDI) Assessment for the 4Ps partner-beneficiaries. The orientation for Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor enumerators will follow on the fourth week of September this year.

Mr. Dexter Gimena, regional convergence coordinator, provides an overview of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) during the recent orientation on Social Welfare and Development Indicators (SWDI) Assessment conducted for the enumerators in Bohol. Included in his discussion is also the History and Contextualization of Enhanced SWDI.

The SWDI is a tool used to assess the level of well-being of the DSWD’s 4Ps partner-beneficiaries and to monitor their improvement from Survival to Subsistence to Self-sufficiency.

A total of 157 enumerators were hired for region 7 to conduct the house-to-house survey of the Pantawid Pamilya households using the Social Welfare and Development Indicators. DSWD 7 will deploy 62 enumerators in Bohol; 56 in Cebu; 32 in Negros Oriental; and 7 in Siquijor.

During the orientation, the enumerators were taught on the appropriate filling-out of the SWDI General Intake Sheet through a simulation. They were also discussed with the SWDI Toolkit’s major component, enhanced scoring guide and the General Intake Sheet.

For region 7, a total of 270,912 active Pantawid partner-beneficiaries will undergo the SWDI assessment, which already started in August this year by the City/Municipal Action Team.

The target date of completing the SWDI assessment for the entire region-7 is on the second week of December 2019.

The SWDI uses the qualitative and quantitative approaches and the advanced data capture technology (i.e. tablet devices) to reduce the time lag between the data collection and analysis and to reduce the number of coding errors.

The generated result of the assessment will serve as reference for the planning of possible interventions by the DSWD or other concerned government units to the partner-beneficiaries to further help them improve their level of well-being. ###


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‘Little Pastor’ from Cordova wins 2019 Regional Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children Search

A seventh-grade boy from Cordova, Cebu was declared this year’s regional winner for the Search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children.

Jhon Rhod C. Amodia, 12 years old from Barangay Gabi, Cordova bested other three provincial winners, Cleia Tadena of Duero, Bohol in second place; Shame Lagos of Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental in third place and Kathleen Chen Pastrana of Maria, Siquijor in fourth place. They will be recognized during the 5th Panaghiusa Festival in October and will attend the National Children’s Congress (NCC) in November in Metro Manila.

Jhon Rhod Amodia showcases his talent during the Provincial Search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children awarding ceremony held in Cebu City last August.

The judging process was based on the following criteria: Behavior and Practice (20%), Awareness, Advocacy and Talent (25%), Intelligence and Wit (25%), Community and School Participation (20%) and Aptitude and Appearance (10%).

Jhon Rhod’s father, Teodulfo, is a construction worker while his mother, Jonalyn, is a housewife and manages her own sari-sari store and sells food in the neighborhood to augment the family’s income.

Growing up in a Christian home, Jhon Rhod always goes to their church with his parents. At two years old, he was already exposed to the musical instruments in his church. One Sunday, after the worship, the little boy gathered their cookware such as pots and plates and used it as drums.

Their church pastor discovered his potential and bought him toy drum set, which started Jhon Rhod’s passion for music. He has developed a bond with drums and the relationship has grown and evolved over the years. He eventually fell in love with music.

Currently, he plays various musical instruments like piano, guitar, drum and ukulele owned by their church.

“My talent is a gift from God and I must use it to serve him. This talent of mine is to express my love to Jesus not just to impress people,” he said in dialect.

His favorite worship song is 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) “Sing like never before, Oh my soul, I’ll worship Your Holy name.”

He believes in the power of prayer and said that through God, his father Teodulfo became a Christian.  Upon knowing God, his father stopped his vices and has turned into a responsible provider to his family.

There are times that Jhon Rhod would share to his classmates what he learned in the church and that earned him the moniker the “Little Pastor”. Jhon Rhod also never forgets to pray every morning after waking up and before sleeping at night. He prays when he eats, goes to school and feels uncertain of things around him.

Known for his good leadership, he was elected as the President of the Supreme Pupil Government in his school. He attended seminars and takes a strong standpoint against drugs, cyber pornography, child abuse and bullying and he shares these learnings to his fellow pupils and friends in their community.

With the government’s assistance through the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Jhon Rhod hopes to finish his studies and get a college degree.

Ang pageskwela importante para makab-ot ang mga pangandoy sa kinabuhi (Education is important for us to achieve our goals in life),” said Jhon Rhod, who dreams of becoming a doctor someday. ###


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ELARDO FAMILY: Pantawid family tills soil to grow organic vegetables

As early as 5 o’clock in the morning, Francisco Elardo, is already tending his plants in his backyard garden.

He would see to it that he greets his plants a good morning because he treats them as friends.

Para nako makatabang ang pagestorya sa mga tanom, dili man sila makatubag apan makatabang kini sa ilang pagtubo (I believe talking to plants can help, even if they could not respond to you but this would help the plants grow healthy),” shares Francisco.

The Elardo family utilizes recycled materials in their organic demo farm in Barangay Taytay, Badian.

In a 1,000 square meter backyard garden that Francisco and his family own in their home in Barangay Taytay, Badian, Cebu, one can see a variety of vegetables like alugbati, eggplant, sweet potato, string beans, pechay, patola and malunggay. The family also have fruit bearing trees like guyabano, papaya, tambis, guava, coconut and avocado.

The Elardo’s love for farming started with their father Francisco Elardo, 46 years old, who once thought of finding his fate beneath the skyscrapers of the city. But later on decided to return to the countryside to till the soil.

Padre de Familia

A college dropout, Francisco worked in a paint factory to feed his family. However, he got sick and he left his work. He returned to his hometown and started farming.

Nipauli ko sa amoa kuyog akong asawa aron magpaayo sa akong sakit ug didto nako nadesisyonan nga mag farming ko (I came back to my hometown with my wife to recuperate from my illness and there I decided to do farming),” he adds.

And that was when Francisco saw his purpose.

Organic farming advocate

Francisco’s inclination to organic farming started when he attended a seminar on organic farming.

Nakat-unan nako sa seminar nga dili kinahanglan mogamit og spray nga adunay mga kemikals (I learned from the seminar that there is no need to use chemical spray to plants),” Francisco says matter-of-factly.

Marilou, 42 years old, Francisco’s wife and partner in tending all their farm crops says that as a couple, they help each other in various household chores. Francisco he is more focused on farming while Marilou takes care of the children. Marilou also helps her husband in nurturing the plants.

The couple is blessed with two (2) children, namely: Reese and Christian who also have their own tasks in tending their farm.

Reese, 19 years old, is currently a second year college taking up Bachelor of Education Major in Pre-Elementary and Technical Livelihood Education at the Cebu Technological University (CTU) Moalboal campus and Christian, 14 years old, a grade 9 student of Badian National High School and a monitored child under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

Reese uses her creativity in making artistic and colorful design for their plant pots while Christian is a reliable partner to his father in ensuring that the plants are healthy.

Despite the meager income that the family would earn from farming, Francisco believes that it was in farming where he found himself to be of help not only in providing healthy meals for his family but also for other members of their community.

Each member of the family has its own task in tending the demo farm.

Akong pangandoy gyud nga ma-echo ang organic farming sa akong mga isig-katawo kay mas luwas ni kaysa sa kanang gamitan og synthetic fertilizer. Importante kaayo ni labi na nga ang mga bata dali magkasakit (It has always been my dream to impart my knowledge on organic farming to others because this is safer compared to vegetables sprayed with synthetic fertilizer. This is very important, especially that children are prone to sickness),” Francisco underscores.

In 2013, the family decided to make the backyard garden as a demonstration farm. Since then, many people coming from various institutions like students, government workers and fellow farmers visited it to learn more and see an actual organic farm.

Miski kapoy, malipay gihapon ko mag-demo sa mga estudyante kay ganahan man sad ko nga mapa-ambit sa lain akong nahibaw-an kabahin sa organic farming (Even if I am tired, I am happy to demonstrate to the students because I love to share what I have learned about organic farming),” explains Francisco.

He added that he will never refuse anyone who would approach him and visit their demo farm to gain knowledge on organic farming.

If there are visitors, Francisco would show to them his plants and then discuss about natural farming system like indigenous microorganism, fermented plant juice and fermented fruit juice inside a make shift classroom made of indigenous materials like bamboo and nipa.

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) tapped Francisco as one of the resource speakers for organic vegetables farming seminar. In fact, ATI has chosen the Elardo demo farm as one of the learning sites on backyard gardening.

Francisco is also a barangay coordinator of the Farmer Scientist Training Program (FSTP) and at the same time a farmer’s trainer under the Office of Provincial Agriculturist of Cebu province.

The family also raises animals like cow, goats, chicken and maintains a small pond in their organic farm.

Sa panahon nga wala pay ani, kining mga tilapia maoy among sud-anon (During lean season, these tilapias are our viand),” he says.

Farming is the backbone of the nation. Sa nagkataas nga populasyon, nagsaka pud ang demand sa pagkaon. Kung kalimtan nato ang farming, unsaon man nato pagpakaon sa mga tawo nga sa pagkaon raba na maggikan ang kusog? (Farming is the backbone of the nation. As the population continues to grow, the demand also increases. If we disregard farming, how would we feed the people? Human strength comes from eating healthy food),” Francisco emphasizes.

Kung kita tanan mahimong engineer o mosakay og barko, kinsa may mananom sa pagkaon nga atong andamon para sa atong pamilya? Di ra ba na mahilis ang puthaw (If we all become engineers or become seafarers, who will be left to grow the food that we will serve to our families? Steels are inedible),” jokingly says Francisco.

As an advocate of organic farming, he also encourages other Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries to follow the natural farming system.

The family is also a member of the Taytay Hillyland Farmers Association.

Kung adunay murequest nga magpatudlo sa pagpananom, andam ug tagana kami nga mupa-ambit sa among kaalam kabahin sa organic farming (If there will be request for lectures or trainings, we are more than willing to share our knowledge about organic farming),” says Francisco.

To the Elardo family, what they have gained is a blessing and is something to be shared to others. It is the family’s advocacy to share it with others to replicate their efforts on organic farming. The family has encouraged their neighbors and other people to produce organic vegetables and fruits which are safe to eat and are not harmful to the environment.

Pantawid Partner-Beneficiary

Before the Elardo family became a Pantawid partner-beneficiary, they already showed determination and hardwork.

According to Francisco, he is grateful when his family became a partner-beneficiary of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in 2011 because it aided them in providing their children’s education, a basic right of every child.

Dili ingun nga dili nata magkugi kay naa tay tabang gikan sa gobyerno, so akong gibuhat gidoble pa namo among kakugi. Naa naman pamugas nga gihatag ang Pantawid, ang akong gibuhat ang pagpangita sa sud-an (It does not mean that we stop working hard because there is already an assistance from the government, so what we did is we double our efforts. There is already a rice subsidy of Pantawid, what I do is to provide for our viand),” expresses Francisco.

Marilou agreed on Francisco’s statement, “Miskin wala ang Pantawid maninguha gihapon mapaeskwela ang mga bata kay responsibilidad man kana sa mga ginikanan (Even if there is no Pantawid, we should continue sending our children to school because it is the responsibility of the parents to send their children to school)” enthuses Marilou.

On Parenting

For Francisco and Marilou, parenting is also like taking care of the plants.

Just like plants that need a foundation of good soil to support and nourish their roots, sunlight to produce food via photosynthesis and a sufficient supply of water, children also need to have a good family foundation.

Marilou share that in order to strengthen their family, they never forget to have time for each other. Great meal conversations serve as a good venue for the four of them to discuss what transpired during the day in the school, in the farm, in the home and in the community.

Francisco and Marilou Elardo happily pose together with their two children Reese and Christian in their home in Badian, Cebu.

Upat raman mi kabuok mao nga open ang among communication ug adunay problema dali namo masolusyonan kay magtinabangay man kami isip usa ka pamilya (We are only four in the family, so we have open communication at home. And if there is a problem we can resolve it immediately because we help each other as one family),” says Francisco.

Francisco understand that Reese and Christian have their own distinct personality and they have their own life to decide.

Isip ginikanan, ang ato ra man gusto nga maayo ang kaugmaon sa atong mga anak ug kung unsa ilang ambisyon suportaan nato (As parents, we only want what is good for our children’s future and we will support whatever their ambitions are),” adds Francisco.

But Francisco never fails to instill to his children the value of education.

Dili nako gusto nga maparehas sila nako nga wala makahuman og eskwela. Walay rason nga dili sila makahuman og eskwela labi na nga adunay tabang gikan sa gobyerno (I do not want them to be like me. There is no reason for them not to finish their studies, especially now that there is aid from the government),” ends Francisco. ###


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DSWD 7, USC ink MOA to help SLP Beneficiaries

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII has recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the University of San Carlos (USC), to work together in a mutually-beneficial partnership in improving the quality of life of the poor.

STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIP. DSWD 7 Regional Director Rebecca P. Geamala (5th from left) and Fr. Dionisio Miranda, SVD, President of USC (4th from left) lead the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the DSWD and the University of San Carlos (USC) for the Sustainable Livelihood Program. Also in the photo are (L-R) Ma. Giovanna Roselyn V. Abada, Private Sector Paartnership Officer SCP-DSWD, Rizalina L. Patindol, Regional Program Coordinator, Shalaine Marie Lucero, DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Operations, Melanie De Ocampo, Dean, School of Business and Economics (SBE) of USC, Lauro Cipriano Silapan, Assistant Dean, SBE and Allan Gozon, Manager, Center of Entrepreneurship, Ethel Dicdican, Program Manager Academe, SBEC.

Both parties recognize the need to establish a cooperative approach, converging and conservatively utilizing its resources and capacities in common areas to contribute poverty alleviation through empowerment to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) and Non-Pantawid poor participants under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of the DSWD-FO VII to improve their quality of life.

The DSWD has been implementing the Sustainable Livelihood Program which aims to strengthen the skills, competencies, abilities and resources of poor filipino families, and create an enabling environment for accessing income-generating opportunities to address basic needs, thereby improving their socio-economic well-being.

The beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) and Non-Pantawid poor participants under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of the DSWD FO VII who are also beneficiaries of Sustainable Livelihood Program, shall benefit from their partnership with the USC. This project is in line with the agency’s mission to provide access to livelihood and job opportunities to the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals.

For this partnership, the University of San Carlos (USC) agreed to create a convergence synergy model for livelihood opportunities for qualified SLP participants by giving them access to Livelihood Skill Training Program and Technical Assistance through USC with the overall goal of improving socio-economic conditions of the participants.

The USC, through its Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE), a unit of the school, of Business and Economics, provides lifelong learning, research, and entrepreneurship training focusing on the social and environmental impacts, for the participants.

Both DSWD and USC agreed to work together in the areas necessary to attain the purpose of this partnership such as a) Contributing to the resiliency and empowerment of poor and vulnerable SLP participants through provision of skills and technical assistance. b) Establishment of Knowledge Management (KM) system between the DSWD-FO VII and USC on the documentation of livelihood models’ best practices and success stories, and key learning generated by the partnership initiative related to the action researches and training done; c) Designate permanent and alternate project focal person to monitor the progress of the implementation; d) Conduct regular coordination and consultative meetings and conferences to immediately address emerging issues of the partnership initiative related to the action researches and training done;  e) Develop programs, process, and evaluation tools and techniques for the other projects of DSWD-FO VII which will utilize USC’s current and future capabilities subject to further discussion between the parties involved; and f) Implement the partnership initiative within the terms and conditions of the implementing guidelines co-developed with USC.

This partnership initiative shall cover and serve unserved SLP participants who can qualify under the requirements of USC. This agreement covers regional implementation depending on the present and future worksites of USC and DSWD Field Office (FO VII) including its SWAD Offices in Negros Oriental, Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor. ###


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